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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 27, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas t i j ii Cougarettes victorious on road against Pages Michie plans public works reorganization two employees return to the citys public works department faces administrative changes ByOAVIDMAY Staff Writer Reorganization of New Braunfels public works department into two separate offices under dif ferent directors is part of City Manager Joe Michies answer to problems surrounding the citys least glamorous yet crucially essential service The city manager also said the proposed change does not Indicate a desire on his part to turn over the sanitation department to a private nor is it Intended to be a disciplinary Two city employees cleared earlier this week by a review board of intentional wrongdoings Tuesday were officially told to return to their jobs by the city Michie said Wednesday that in addition to reinstating Abraham Zapata and Salvadore Diaz to the public works organizational and New Braunfels 166 New Braunfels Herald Publishing 707 Landa New Stammtisch Zcituno Texas 78130 USPS 377800 AJ departmental changes are It is very difficult for me to discipline two employees who apparently had the approval of their said Michie concerning certain allegations involving the workers and Diaz in par a sanitation and a sanitation were cleared of criminal wrongdoing Monday by a personnel review board after an allegation that Diaz was allowed to clock out of the department early to accommodate a second Both employees reportedly returned to their jobs Michie acknowledged that the practice had been common knowledge among department staff since Diaz hiring in June but when department work schedules changed from a fiveday work week to a fourday unrest grew among Diaz colleagues who were having to finish their daily routes basically one man creating inequitable work The city manager downplayed the fact that Diaz was working fewer than 80 hours per pay or while drawing full wages because he said many sanitation employees effectively do the See PageZ Thursday August 25 Cents One 14 Pages Wanna learn how to speak good Aliend an eightweek workshop sponsored by New Braunfels Toastmaslers Club beginning September 8 and called The event is open to the public for a miminal Pro gram begins at 7 8 and will be held each Tuesday thereafter for eight weeks at Sum mit Center off IH Participants will learn Impromolu styles of speaking and how to listen and evaluate others communica tions For call Gil Wyckoff at 3791865 or Ray Schoch KinderTanzen German folk dancing for children registration will be held 30 at the Civic Center from 2 to 6 and 31 at Seele Elementary cafeteria from 6 to Classes will begin the next Beginners classes will be from 6 to for chidren 4 years old to first In termediate class will be from to 7 for children in second and third grades and advanced classes will be from 7 to for children third grade and above who have danced in this group All classes will be held in the Seele Elementary School See the a program and film on undenvater adventure and will be led by divers Rose Mary and Jerry Radick at the First United Methodist The United Methodist Women are spon soring this event on 10 it in cludes dinner at 6 and the pro gram at Prices are for adults and for children Reserved tickets must be obtained from the church office at 572 W San Antonio or froma UMW members Proceeds will go to local mission Hill Country Hospital is offering another free monthly titled Mine and Ours Blended Families by James on The free program will begin at at HCA Hill Coun Page 2 Former teacher to run for NBISD trustee position Nathan Millett claims NBISD has discriminated against him now a new race is really on By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Nathan former New Braunfels LSD announc ed his candidacy as a school board trustee this week after being turn ed down for a teaching position with the 1 feel like 1 was insulted by this Millett Named one of NBlSDs top teachers dur ing his Millett left the district to pursue other employ ment opportunities in the spring of When he sought a position with the district this he was turned down Asked if he feels the school district discriminated against him because of his who is said he thinks What makes me so mad is 1 go to any school district and get hired the same but they i NBISD make me wait two and a half mon ths and turn me Millett He said school district of ficials gave him no reason or re jecting The educator said he was offered a contract at the Kdgewood school district in San Antonio the same day he applied or a job That contract is now in question because school of ficials in San Antonio may have overhired Millett said he will never seek a teaching position within NBISD but will seek a position on MILLETT the districts board of trustees during elections next Two at large those held by See Page 2 Lower road project costs attributed to land values By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Of the million worth of road projects approved by city voters in Pahmeyer Road reconstruction is the only one near The which recently was estimated to be 95 per cent has cost the city about so less than half of the Court New Braunfels finance said the likely reason the project came in so much under budget is that land prices in the area have dropped dramatically since When the whole project is youll see it come in a great deal under estimates and most of that was because of land Thieleman Land prices were considerably higher in 1985 than they are The economy was in good So one and a half or two years we go out and buy land at a much lower That leaves more than in excess bond funds sit ting in city Thieleman said the city has several options for using the He said city officials want to wait until the project is complete and accepted by city council before deciding how to use the The city could use the funds to pay off the bonded in debtedness more Thieleman said the city also could use the funds to cover possible budget overruns in the citys other road improvement bond He said the citys bond council advises that the funds can be transferred to other projects as long as those other pro jects are in the same such as road im Its a little premature right now to decide what to do with that he adding that within about six the other projects should be under The County Line Road reconstruction project currently is estimated to be 20 percent City officials budgeted million for the project and had been spent as of A temporary road has been constructed alongside the location of the reconstructed Thieleman said that road should help alleviate problems caused by especially going to and from Memorial Primary during Itll be in there the whole time while construction is going the finance manager He added that the road will be made of oiled gravel packed down by cars and it will be destroyed when the permanent road is com Project Citywide overlay Amount complete budgeted spent 40 Pahmeyer Road reconstruction County Line Road reconstruction Walnut Avenue extension Fredericksburg road drainage Santa West San Antonio drainage Green Valley drainage County Line Road fire substation construction Central fire station reconstruction Railroad overpass Q improvement 95 20 7 7 10 45 40 0 For the first day of Memorial prin cipal Karen Simpson is asking parents to bring children to school on a staggered To avoid congestion on the temporary Simpson asked that parents of se cond grade students bring their children to school bet ween 9 and while kindergarten students should come to school between Theileman said springs were found in the County Line Road The design of the roadway has been drawn up to alleviate problems caused by he The city official added that springs were discovered in the See Page 2 Think cool thoughts for the next several days as hot and sunny days remain the weather Highs will be in the upper 90s with warm nights on Early and late evening cloudiness is expected and a token 20 percent chance of rain is tossed in for good The same is ex pected throughout the Tit HIM CUSSlflCD Ji J3 PBpBBSpSRfllfl 9 mmmtt 5 my mm u i 19 Councilmen support city staffs actions in chute controversy By DAVID MAY andJIMWEBRE Staff Writers Most City Council members con tacted this week say they feel city staff has acted properly to date in its dealings with the operation of the Prince Solms Park Tube Chute and former concessionaire Richard Hampton and his Nancy Ann through their attorney Marion have filed an ap plication for compensation and relief with the city of New The Hamptons are seeking damages of some not including attorneys District 2 councilman Loraine Mayor George Mayor Pro Tein Ranwn and District 3 comcilraan Ed Sciantarelli aU said they suppprt the city decision in February to terminate the citys contract with Hampton to operate the popular city owned water The paries department is currently managing Uie facility Atlarge representatives Doug Miller and James Goodbread were unavailable or comment today while Bill Arnold said he needed to garner more background information before commenting Arnold was unable to attend a special closed session Tues day afternoon with council and at torney Barry Moore concenring the Hamptons application Chapa said lie felt the city had been on the up and up with the Hamp while Sciantarelli commented that the city had bent over backwards to accommodate the Hamptons when problems arose last year concerning required liability in See Page 2 Most Canyon Lake area parks pending repairs A story published in the 26 edition of the HeraldZeitung reported that all Canyon Lake area parks maintained by the Army Corpsof Engineers would likely be open 1 was According to the corps manager at Canyon all parks have high water damage that will prevent all six of the corpsmaintained facilities from being complete ly operational until well into September or Open parks are Jacobs Creek and North although damage to tables and rest rooms in those parks need extensive The day use areas of Canyon Park are the first half of Potters Creek Park is and the main road to Canyon Lake Marina is said manager Jerry adding that much of Canyon Park and most of Cranes Mill recreation area remain unavailable for public Brite said all six parks under corps management re quire repainting and replacement of some work that is expected to last into the He had np hard estimate on dollar cost available at pre We have five roofs of buildings We cant just reopen Brite ajidjng that wave action when Canyon less thjp a foot below the spWwiy t 943 Jeet ajboye jneaje sea level took the roofs of f sme five baJth or resit mms If they had stayed on instead of coming they would have damaged the masonry block walls and we would have to rebuild the entire building The lake Thursday morning was at about 910 feet above mean sea just above the conservation pool with virtually the same amount of water coming into the reservoir as is being let less than 80 cubic feet per Evaporation currently is the major draw from the from an inch to a half an inch per Brite One boat ramp each in Potters Canyon Parjt and Comal Park are open to the although muph of those areas remains Brite said He estimated that Comal Park woiAd be useable by 10 Cranes Mill by 30 ajU of Creek by late while Canyon Park should he cowpieWy ready for public use by midto late Sgptf Areas that are Brite baye a dusty chjjyt We are lakjtog it in and theres no exact date for opening any rjpw closed or parttaJtSy open he The lake manager nprito and south swimming beaches at Canyon Park coMld he open this Brite clarified what the corps considers a to
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